Disaster relief

Amalgamated Bank applauds and appreciates the actions of Congress to increase funding for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Payroll Protection Program (PPP), specifically creating carve outs for local banks, minority deposit institutions, and community development financial institutions.

Amalgamated Bank is urging Congress to act swiftly to support the more than 30 million nonprofits and small businesses that were unable to access the first round of Small Business Administration (SBA) Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans.

Please read the letter Keith Mestrich, President and CEO of Amalgamated Bank, wrote to Dan Cardinali, President and CEO of Independent Sector, about how Amalgamated shares a common mission with Independent Sector to ensure the nonprofit sector is well resourced as they support workers and families devastated by the COVID-19 crisis.

This unprecedented moment is calling those in leadership to act in bold and innovative ways. The COVID-19 virus has impacted the entire global economy putting at risk the livelihood of tens of millions of Americans. Those who were already vulnerable in our economy are pushed even further to the brink.

Heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey has encumbered the fourth-largest city in the US, and new concerns are mounting from ongoing rain and flood damage.